It was a great day. Kids were out in the ground, some on the slides, some screaming out their minds. I saw how populated my neighbourhood was. There was a gentleman who was sweating and panting as he jogged under the bright sun. I was caught in the crosstalk between the ladies of the colony. Kids were on terraces, almost ready for school. You could not differentiate the stray dogs from the pets of the colony. These were not sights that you could see daily. What surprised me most was that I found myself on my terrace, catching whatever light breeze that there was. From where I was perched, I could see people in nooks and corners, some visibly disturbed. The homes in my neighbourhood were deserted. Not a soul inside. Not a being in deep sleep on cotton mattresses. It was a superior force that had drawn everyone outside. Just as I was noting the new faces in my locality, something caused everyone out on the streets to scurry back into their humble abodes. Five seconds later, I knew that the power connection was restored.
Location and Idea Courtesy: The stark summers of Chennai. Yes, summer is coming. (Always!) Image Courtesy: http://www.clker.com/ The free clipart website.
Go out in the Sun!